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How to Hear From God

God wants to use you as His touch in other people’s lives; be alert for His nudge!

Is It Really God?
The Church Filter

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 3:10

His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms

God meant for His church to serve His children in all areas of their spiritual journey. Our scripture for today reminds us of God’s intentions: To go through His church to reveal His wisdom. Thus, in our discussion of how to know if it is God that is nudging us, we have another filter: The church!

It’s my opinion that discerning God’s nudges and following them is critical to our adventure with God. He has hurting people everywhere who need a touch of grace and love. God wants to use you as His touch in other people’s lives. In order to do that, we must recognize God’s nudges. The Apostle Paul described it as “becoming mature, attaining to the full measure of perfection found in Christ” (Ephesians 4:13c). To accomplish all this, Paul lets us know that God uses His church and the spiritual leaders within the church. In Ephesians 4:11 we read: “It was He (God) who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service…”

I realize that the actions and behaviors of some of God’s church leaders have hurt the confidence level of many people. But God has not given up on His church, nor should you! Ask yourself if this nudge fits what your church leaders teach. Again, this is only one of seven filters, but it is an important filter to consider!

As you examine your nudge, compare its message with the overall message of your church. If it doesn’t fit, be very cautious.

Father, thank you for my church. Please anoint it with your wisdom and knowledge. I’ll follow my spiritual leaders as they follow you. In Jesus’ Name, amen.